Yield: serves 16

Lemon Zucchini Cake

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

This Lemon Zucchini Cake is bright and full of flavor! Perfect for using up those garden zucchini in this recipe that's great for dessert, breakfast or tea time!


For the Cake:

  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon zest
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 ½ cups shredded zucchini

For the Frosting:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Spray a 12 cup bundt pan with baking spray (or grease and flour the pan generously). Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat sugar, oil and eggs until well blended. Add in lemon zest, lemon juice and lemon extract. Beat well.
  3. Add in flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Beat for 2-3 minutes. Fold in shredded zucchini.
  4. Pour into prepared bundt pan. Bake for 60 minutes. Remove and cool in pan for 5 minutes, then invert onto a cake plate and cool completely before adding the frosting.
  5. For the frosting, whisk together the powdered sugar and lemon juice until smooth. Add more or less juice for desired consistency. Pour evenly over the top of the cooled cake.
  6. For the garnish, in a small bowl combine the lemon zest with granulated sugar. Mix with your fingers until fully combined. Sprinkle over cake. Store cake at room temperature in a cake saver for up to 3 days. ENJOY!


  • How to store: A cake saver is the best way! It will keep your lemon zucchini cake fresh and moist for about 3 days.
  • Don't forget to grease the pan! Use a generous amount of baking spray to coat the inside of your tube pan. Bundt cakes are prone to sticking if the pan is not greased thoroughly.
  • For perfect frosting: Whisk in the lemon juice a little at a time until the glaze reaches your desired consistency. You want it thick but easy to pour.
  • See blog post for more recipe tips and tricks.
  • Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:

    1 slice

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 295Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 194mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 1gSugar: 34gProtein: 3g

    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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